The State is looking for the best type of autonomy for Corsica

the institutional question approached in an original way. Overview of the possibilities and above all the desire to position the cursor well for Corsica. Between normative, tax and budget skills, in the search for the best efficiency.

The second part of the discussions focused on the issue of autonomy, by presenting several solutions currently working in the Mediterranean.

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An unprecedented dialogue at this level. “We compare very different autonomy regimes to each other, from a Crete that has no autonomy at all to a territory like the Azores, where autonomy is very important”, confirmed by Gérald Darmanin in the ministry court.

Something that will give Gilles Simeoni ideas: “We realize that Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy have given autonomy to the Mediterranean islands by transferring to them the normative, but also the fiscal and budgetary competence, all under the control of the constitution. and the needs of the Corsican everywhere”confirmed by the president of the executive council of Corsica after the Minister of the Interior.

For Jean-Martin Mondoloni, these exchanges also marked a turning point: “We have addressed these institutional issues without taboos, in a clear, effective and, I believe, loyal way on the part of the government. So we are starting from a good basis.”

But the co-president of the Un Soffiu Novu group also knows the pitfalls that await when there is autonomy “not well put together”. “Any move towards autonomy must be studied, any tax transfer must be very precisely defined, especially in a territory like Corsica, which produces very little wealth and has no real dynamic tax. We will see this in the second step of how the transfer can be made.”

A statement not far from that of Gérald Darmanin. “Why not up to autonomy?, repeated the latter. But in the search for excellence. “

“You cannot separate autonomy from the economic and social context”

Josepha Giacometti, for her part, did not want to isolate the two-stroke from the debate of the day. For the elected Corsica Libera, “We cannot separate the question of autonomy from the economic and social context. If we do not want to limit ourselves to a catalog of measures, we need a real fiscal and social situation, so a development of the constitution. economic and social emergencies on the one hand and the institutional developments on the other. Now, who says that autonomy should be said transfer of normative power. For us, it the essential condition”.

It remains that this period of exchanges marks, in the opinion of all, a change in the way in which the State now approaches the question of autonomy. “The government has made an unrestricted presentation of the true content of all the laws of these Mediterranean territories. Accurate and detailed observations. It has the virtue of taking us from the Epinal images that contain the to say that autonomy, it is independence, or autonomy is not living”welcome Jean-Félix Acquaviva.

For the deputy of the LIOT group (Liberty, independent, overseas and territory), this order “It makes it possible to launch the debate and have a really useful exchange on this important question”. But clearly nothing is certain yet: “There is an interesting corridor ahead to finally reach a historic political agreement for Corsica. Although there are many pitfalls, especially on the issue of detainees and the possibility that they will gain. lantern.”

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Behind these questions, it is still the optimism that points to Romain Colonna, territorial advisor Femu a Corsica: “For the first time, we were able to discuss this important question without bias, without taboos. By observing what was done elsewhere, we finally made this topic concrete. .”

Gérald Darmanin has already given them an appointment next month, this time with a presentation of the regimes of autonomy implemented in the French territories in the Pacific, especially those of New Caledonia and Polynesia, which de facto use the competence in important areas such as unemployment insurance or social security.

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